Leap Year In 2008

Leap Year In 2008
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Today is the 29th February 2008 and the next time February have 29 days will be in 2012.

A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing one or more extra days (or, in case of lunisolar calendars, an extra month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronised with the astronomical or seasonal year. For example, February would have 29 days in a leap year instead of the usual 28. Seasons and astronomical events do not repeat at an exact number of full days, so a calendar which had the same number of days in each year would over time drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally inserting (or intercalating) an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year which is not a leap year is called a common year.

Adobe CS3 Master Collection

Adobe CS3 Master Collection
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I got a shocked when I got home from school today. I got a package from Adobe Singapore and in the package contains Adobe Creative Suite 3: Master Collection. IT IS THE FULL VERSION with license. I was shocked and happy beyond words. I did a check with Adobe Online Shop and it cost a whopping US$3.2K but here I have it right in front of me and right in my hands. I will install it when I get my new quad core computer sometime this year.

I would like to thank Sue Lynn from Text 100 for the surprise that she told me I would get 2 weeks ago and thank you Fiona and Audrey from Adobe Singapore for the Adobe CS3 Master Collection. I really appreciate it.

L + Juno

L + Juno
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L: Change The World
Caught L: Change The World last Friday at Cineleisure. The movie is just a spin-off featuring L from Death Note movie. After L wrote his name of the Death Note, he got another 23 days left to live and this movie starts off when he got 23 days left to live all the way till he has only 1 day left. The movie itself has nothing to do with Death Note and there are only 1 scene which show both the Death Note and Ryuk (Shinigami) if I remember correctly. There is some humor throughout the whole movie which I think is not that bad, but this movie is missing the excitement of L and Kira trying to outwit each other and hence the storyline is quite plain. Remember to stay after the credits.

Towards the end of the movie, there is a scene which may cause another spin off =)

iPod Touch 16GB + New Ikea Table

iPod Touch 16GB + New Ikea Table
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New Ikea Table
My old Sitoca table has lasted me for more than 5 years and it is still in excellent condition. I am going to pass it to Li Xiang as her house computer table is showing signs of collapsing inwards.

Went to Ikea and bought a new computer table consisting of a table top, Vika Grevsta (White), for S$125 and 4 table legs, Vika Curry (White) for S$20 (S$5 each). The total bill is S$145.10 because I paid extra $0.10 for a plastic bag as there are only 2 of us and we have problem carrying all the parts without the bag.

HD-DVD Is Dead

HD-DVD Is Dead
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The format war is finally over and Blu-ray has won. Personally I am quite happy that Blu-ray has won as I preferred it over HD-DVD. I believed that consumer will greatly benefit from it, if there is only 1 standard format in the market, just like DVD and CD.

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made following recent major changes in the market. Toshiba will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products.

N-Gage Beta Tester

N-Gage Beta Tester
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Nseries WOM World has selected me to help Nokia beta test N-Gage and they even sent me a Nokia N81 8GB all the way from UK to Singapore by DHL.

According to the user agreement, the phone will be on loan to me for 2 weeks, but hopefully they can extend it for me as I am still waiting for my Nokia N82 from Nokia Singapore (it has been 3 months, sigh).

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
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Redwood City, Calif., February 14, 2008 – After a seven-year hiatus, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the return of Red Alert, one of the most beloved and best-selling real time strategy (RTS) series of all time. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, for the PC, Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, takes players on an epic adventure to a breathtaking alternate future spawned by time travel run amok . Developed by EA Los Angeles, Red Alert 3 breaks new ground in the RTS genre, featuring a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Workshop

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Workshop
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Went down to Singapore’s Adobe office located at Suntec City Tower Three, #06-02 for an hour worth of Photoshop CS 3 tips. The title of the workshop is called “Exploit Photoshop CS3” and it is conducted by Shirley Tan who is a Adobe Evangelist at ACE Training Pte Ltd.

There are a total of 6 tips in the workshop which took my breath away.